Nelson: Legislative Turmoil Delays Deal To Bring Jobs To Florida Space Coast
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says turmoil in the Florida Legislature is hindering a deal to bring aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin to the Space Coast.
The deal would include a rocket manufacturing site and launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Brevard County already has offered the aerospace company established by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos an $8 million incentive package.
Nelson says the state is considering a $10 million package, but it is uncertain whether lawmakers will approve it.
“I absolutely beg them to pass that because if they do I think that that is the last sweetener that will bring a whole new rocket industry to east central Florida.”
The Legislature is in a special session on the state budget after failing to reach an agreement earlier this spring.
Blue Origin also has considered setting up shop Georgia and North Carolina.
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